Olympic press centre to high tech creative campus
London RIBA Regional Award 2019
Hawkins\Brown with Architecture 00 for Innovation City (London)
Contract value: £100.7m
Cost per m²: £972
This project involves the transformation of the former Press and Broadcast Centres on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park site into a 120,000m2 innovation campus for the creative tech community. Primary architectural impact comes from the 16m active zone around the perimeter of the former broadcasting building, introduction of new glazing facade elements and mezzanine/break-out pods. It provides insight into how technology can (and will) provide innovative answers to challenging issues and how architects must adapt to ever-changing requirements.